SPLIT

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

split − split a file into pieces

SYNOPSIS

split [OPTION] [INPUT [PREFIX]]

DESCRIPTION

Output fixed-size pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default PREFIX is ‘x’. With no INPUT, or when INPUT is -, read standard input.

−b, −−bytes=SIZE

put SIZE bytes per output file

−C, −−line−bytes=SIZE

put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file

−l, −−lines=NUMBER

put NUMBER lines per output file

−NUMBER

same as −l NUMBER

−−verbose

print a diagnostic to standard error just before each output file is opened

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.

AUTHOR

Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for split is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and split programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info split

should give you access to the complete manual.